There is a lot of effort that went into making the G-Stomper family move in time so this tutorial will clear up any questions and give clarity to any doubts on how to take advantage of all the possibilities...
The developer expanded on this post answering some questions in the comment section. So be sure to check that out!
New project in the works from the developer of G-Stomper Studio (and family).
It is another app in the family but using a different workflow. If understood it is more sequencer based working track by track instead of pattern by pattern, as such being less Groovebox oriented.
It will be able to import G-Stomper Studio and family projects, and many of the other functions like Ableton Link, MIDI IN/OUT, MIDI over USB + Bluetooth LE, etc... will be included as well.
There is still a lot of work to be done and if everything continues forward as calculated should see the light of day sometime this winter.
Am excited about this as the other apps are such high standard and to have access to one more quality app on the Android platform is of course great!
There is as always some interesting new functionaity but one thing that is very nice is the following statement:
Over the last few years, the hype around any sort of data collection grew exponential, and at the same time privacy became more and more important. Since these two facts do not fit together without strict rules, it takes a serious amount of time just to keep under control what data is collected by third-party APIs and if these data are used in accordance with the given law and our privacy rules. Time that would be way better invested in new features, improvements, or in new applications.
The other updates are:
Upgraded to the latest Ableton Link 3.0.1 API: Now supporting start/stop sync
New 'Lock' feature (Pattern Set): If enabled, you can make real-time changes to Patterns during live sessions without permanently changing the actual Pattern in the Pattern Set
Not only Midi import but full on export as well with the swing/humanized micro timing being exported as well! As extra niceness added there is also full support for all kinds of time signatures...
Well as can be seen here:
NEW MIDI Importer: Import MIDI files/songs as Pattern Set including Song arrangement (Main Menu / IMP / MIDI Sequence (.mid/.midi))
MIDI Exporter: Now supporting multiple loop cycles, GM Percussion export, conditional drum steps, humanize timing, and musical Time Signature
Timing & Measure section: Now showing the musical Time Signature of your Patterns + a new Wizard to setup new Patterns by selecting a musical Time Signature
This app is growing constantly and always with more useful additions.
This time dynamics is at the frontlines, making static rhythms disappear.
As seen in the picture above it is possible to access sliders underneath the step sequencer to control velocity, move each beat forwards in micro steps (that is just great) and finally make the beats fire differently for each pass of the sequencer.
It is fantastic additions to an already full featured app.
To read more about this update go here:
A small update- Some things have not been confirmed yet so the post is slightly changed since yesterday...
G-Stomper studio and family can now have other apps connected to it and that is great news!
But the real news is what is going on with the new Logo? Is the developer depressed and started a black ambient electro band?
Joking aside it is the New Android Oreo Adaptive App Icons.
Maybe should talk about the important thing instead?
It is a one way connection but it is the first app that does anything like this and that have taken the first step which is great. Like that G-Stomper studio is pushing the envelope all the time and there is hardly any other app that gets updated with so much goodness all the time either.
The thing is that this have been there since a year back but there was no way for him to Beta test it until now.
That is forward thinking I would say.
Okay I must admit though that did not succeed to connect any other app to it except a simple thing with a very simple synthesizer engine but it is reported that for example that Fluid Synth can be connected.
He sent me instruction this morning and they are:
To test it you need another app that acts as a midi service, e.g. midi synth ex.
Just install this app, and then open/start it.
Once opened, press the home button (not the back button), so that the synth ex app keeps running.
Then start G-Stomper (you can also start G-Stomper in advance, that makes no difference).
G-Stomper will show you a pop-up and asks you if you want to use the MIDI device (in this case synth ex).
Press OK, and once you did, be sure to show up the G-Stomper SETUP / MIDI / ….. Channels, Ports (of whatever module you want to use to control the synth ex, e.g. VA-Beast Channels, Ports).
Change the channel, port mapping for the selected VA-Beast track.
By default, the OUT port is set to NONE.
Set Channel = 1, IN PORT = 1, OUT PORT = 1 and press OK.
No go to the VA-Beast main view and play the keyboard.
You should now hear the synth ex and the VA-Beast synth at once.
Long press the selected VT.., then enable the “MIDI instrument (internal sound off)” button.
Et voila… now you hear only the synth ex for this track.
So if you dear reader are doing this please let us know how it is working out in the comment section!
The other updates were:
New Android Oreo Adaptive App Icons
Optimized letterbox navigator for ultra wide screen formats (e.g. Galaxy S8)
Virtual MIDI devices (provided by other apps) are now working correctly
Updated the Ableton Link backend with the latest changes from Ableton
BPM controls in Play Menu now react correctly to minor tempo changes (+/- 0.1 bpm) coming from Ableton Link
Several minor bugfixes
Do not know how well this works and the app is still in Beta but it if it works good this mighty cool.
To read more about the controllers:
To read about how to hook it up with G-Stomper app:4
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